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5 Fun Facts About September 7 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1883, the Northern Pacific Railroad was completed, allowing faster and safer transportation of goods and people across North Dakota. The railroad had a significant impact on the economic growth of the state.

2. In 1917, the University of North Dakota's School of Law was established. The school has produced many lawyers and judges who have made significant contributions to the legal profession in the state.

3. In 1948, North Dakota native Warren Christopher was sworn in as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Christopher would later become the U.S. Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton.

4. In 1984, North Dakota Governor Allen I. Olson declared a state of emergency due to widespread flooding. The flood caused significant damage to property and infrastructure, leading to a major disaster declaration from the federal government.

5. In 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near their reservation. The lawsuit garnered national attention and sparked a movement in support of indigenous rights and environmental protection.
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